Privacy Policy

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Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

We collect your name and email address when you

  • have a question for us or
  • wish to sign up to download a informational booklet
  • wish to sign up for our newsletter.

The names and addresses are housed in the database maintained by Active Campaign.  By filling out the form, you are indicating that you wish to receive information about special ed and related advocacy training materials from Advocate Well.  We do this in the form of a monthly newsletter.

If you fill out a consultation form, that information will only be stored on my computer.  We’re very concerned about privacy, which is why we do not collect information pertaining to your child on a web form.

Consultation Information Forms

If you wish a consultation from me about your child’s specific situation, I will request that you send me a word document with more detailed information.  This information will be used only for the purpose of providing you accurate advice about advocating effectively, and will be destroyed after one calendar year.  This data is not shared with any other organization.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We only share your data with our email manager:  Active Campaign.

If you make a payment, then PayPal will collect your personal information needed to transfer money.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Any information collected about your child’s school situation from the additional form is deleted after one calendar year.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any additional data is maintained on a secure computer and not shared with any third parties.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We regularly check for malware in routine maintenance.

What third parties we receive data from

We currently do no receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We make decisions about what kind on information to send the subscribers to our email list based on their responses to our emails.